Monday, October 26, 2015

Week 18

So we just got the cambios this morning and i am.... STAYING! I am pretty happy that i am staying because for  sure it looks like we are going to get 2 baptisms this next month! and i am staying comps with elder watts and yes we are still alone in the house that is out in the boonies.

This week was pretty good. I had another mini cambio but this time i stayed and was showing our DL about our district. it was pretty fun, we got a super small lunch that day because the hermanas family was sick and gave us a tiny pot of pasta, so we had to get some berlines during the afternoon. But it wsa pretty fun hanging out with a brasileno, it sure makes me feel good about my spanish that I could be able to talk with him all day and understand everything! and to end the mini cambio i made chocochip cookies (from a betty crocker mix) oh man those made me trunky!

Earlier this week we got hit hard by the rain and wind. like really it was sooo cold and all of the members kept saying that it is supposed to be stickin hot right now. but like there were a couple of streets where the drainage had failed and it was literally walking through a river lol I had to wear knee high boots that i found in the house.

We currently have 2 people with fecha as of today, we have the boy martin who will be baptized for sure since he is the grandson of the branch president, but his family had to be reactivated first, and the mom that we found ion the other family where the son said he wanted our help reactivating them. needless to say there has been a lot of reactivation effort over here.

Martin is a really goofy kid he has 9 years old. so we are focusing on him passing the baptismal interview and that he is going to church regularly. but we played the game that mom sent where a person has to find the tierra prometida and seriously he was going crazy for the game. He is a really good kid and the hardest thing i think will be is reactivating his dad, but we have gained a lot of confidence with him by inviting him to a bunch of spot nights!

Elena is the mom of the member who asked us for our help. she still keeps saying i need to learn more about the church, but she doesn't do any of the reading... so during the last lesson i kinda dropped the hammer and was like hey if you guys want to relearn and learn about the church you have to read. it must have worked because their less active daughters said that they would help them read through a pamphlet! But we are really pumped for her baptism because we are planning on her son baptizing her!

Ok and for those of two amigas that lived together.. . we had an awesome lesson about same sex relationships and humility. and they told us that they are not in this kind of relationship, but after this lesson we have lost contact with them... idk i hope that they just went to the campo this weekend or something, but it is really hard to reach them because they work from 2pm-2am in a frozen asperagus packing place. 

During this week we found a common theme during contacts on the street of people telling us to go home and go to sleep, a couple of times we were like bueno si quiere, idk why they kept saying that, maybe because it was raining.

and the primera palada!!! they broke the ground for the conce temple!!!! we got to watch a transmission and it was super exciting. ill try to send you guys the video that they played afterwards that was super cool about the city.

But all is well down here in linares! I am so grateful for all of your love and support! hope everyone is having a great fall!!!! besitos!!!

After a rainy day:

Matthew with other missionaries:

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